The new science teacher Dr. Julian Olcott (Carl Schell) with a mysterious past arrives in an institutional boarding school for troublemaker girls. Along the night, the intern Mary Smith (Mary McNeeran), who is blackmailing another teacher - Sir Alfred Whiteman (Maurice Marsac) - with some love letters, is slaughtered by a werewolf. The detective in charge of the investigation attributes the crime to a wolf, while her mate Priscilla (Barbara Lass) believes she was killed by Sir Alfred. On the next days, other deaths happen in the school, reducing the list of suspects.
May 26, 2010 Subject:
There are real problems with this movie, aside from the usual B-movie problems: It was sometimes poorly, even laughably dubbed. The files here are clearly cropped from the original wide screen size, and there was a greenish cast through most of the movie. However, I still found it more entertaining than most modern Italian horror movies, like those of Dario Argento. Is this a good movie? I don't think so.
May 26, 2010 Subject:
I thought this was good.
I thought the photography was decent, the dubbing was good, the acting was convincing enough, the story was well thought out and kept me interested right up to the end. It was a little awkward that the police weren't around after the first detective made his appearance, considering all the deaths, but hey there are issues with all movies. A nice surprise. It was a decent quality file as well.
March 29, 2010 Subject:
Under the teen full moon, no-one could make me stop...
This film is actually rather good - I much prefer it to "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" (though that has its moments). It came through well on a number of points:
1) An interesting plot which is not given away too early, helping to keep interest - somewhat of a complicated mystery it turns out to be.
2) The werewolf makeup is much superior to other werewolf makeup of the day, and while crude by today's standards is not without merit.
3) The acting was very good in places (the werewolf-human scenes with Director Swift were quite moving).
4) The cinematography was very atmospheric.
5) The title (admit it, you like it!)
If you like midnight movies, 60s horror or werewolves, have a look. Recommended.
March 16, 2010 Subject:
I agree with Jayson
This isn't that bad a movie. And I do appreciate bad movies. I appreciate good movies as well, and this falls somewhere in between. Nothing really that campy about it, and not entirely predictable. The theme song is pretty cool, and some hot young actresses. The part where Mary faints so she can be taken to the infirmary is brilliant, because it at first seems like bad acting, then you find out that she's faking it(the character that is) and it turns out that the acting is bad on purpose which actually makes it good acting. If that makes any sense.
June 7, 2009 Subject:
Nothing memorable but worth a look if you're interested in werewolf films
I tend to be a fan of Werewolf films, being raised on the old Universal movies. So when I stumble across one I give it a try.
WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY true to its uninspired title, is an uninspired movie. Point of fact it starts out as a very bad move, poor acting and dialog throughout.
Though the mystery of the Werewolf's identity kept me watching, and the one good actor tends to be the actor who plays the werewolf. So nothing memorable or worth keeping, but worth a look if you're interested in werewolf films.
December 4, 2008 Subject:
This film is more of a mystery/whodunit with a werewolf thrown in for good measure. It has a lot of twists and turns before getting to the answer; it's worth watching.
November 4, 2008 Subject:
Werewolf near to a girls' dormitory
In my opinion, the only things really so-called campy about this movie are the dub work and the fact that it was made in '61. Movies were just different then, so naturally this one is. And dubs are so often crappy that the quality of this one isn't really relatively that bad. The actors' faces are pretty expressive, more in some moments than others, and if you don't allow your mind to think "their speech is so stilted, why are they acting like that??" and just allow yourself to appreciate that they ARE dubbed, it's hard to find much fault with them.
I honestly think this is a GOOD movie. It has a lot of little assets, many that aren't seen too often. The characters have various relationships, and everyone is allowed explanation of their character to allow pity, sympathy, or whatever personal reaction you might have. No-one is really vicious, either, and that's refreshing. A movie where nobody is mean to anyone else, but which still involves emotional and physical conflict? More of these nowadays, please.
There are three separate tragic love stories in this movie, for one thing. They all get screen time, and both sides of each story are given exposure (apart from the girl who is dead before the movie starts). The storytelling is fairly slow, but that allows each plot thread to build rather than just feature, and lets you figure out or think you've figured out who's doing/thinking what before you're simply told. Leonore's death scene is SAD! And not just sad, either. The werewolf's plea to her to not think he's a murderer, when she's just admitted SHE has killed in cold blood for love of him? It's just a line that passes by, but ouch.
There's more, but you can see that for yourself. Watch it!